After project proponents worked for decades to deal with myriad of environmental issues, the Newhall Ranch development in the Santa Clarita Valley in northeast Los Angeles, cleared its last major hurdle. L.A. County Supervisors certified a revised environmental analysis and approved two of Newhall’s five planned subdivisions.

“On the whole, this is a well thought-out project that will bring needed housing supply while ensuring that environmental resources are being protected,” said Supervisor Kathryn Barger, whose L.A. County supervisorial district includes Newhall Ranch, in the City of Valencia.
The project is bringing much needed housing and jobs to the area, but has been the target of a succession of complaints let by environmental groups that don’s want to see any type of development at all on much of this property.

According to the L.A. Times, 200 people showed up at Tuesday’s meeting to support the development, many wearing “Yes to Net-Zero Newhall” stickers.

Newhall Ranch was first proposed in 1994 and was supposed to break ground in 1998. Almost 19 years later, after many political and legal delays, and drastic changes in the project to make it extremely environmentally friendly, the project appears “a go.”

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